Cure EB: The Big Give Christmas Challenge
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | November 27, 2018
Today is Giving Tuesday! It is a a global day of giving we celebrate on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and kick off the charitable season! So it’s time to be thankful for all the good stuff in our lives and focus on our holiday giving.
Well, most of you know Damian Lewis is a proud patron of Cure EB.
Damian Lewis with Sohana and her mother Sharmila at BGC Charity Day 2014, source: Sohana Research Fund
Sohana Collins is a 15 year old teenager who was born with Recessive Dystropic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB) which means she lacks the protein that holds her skin together. Kids with RDEB have extremely fragile skin that they are sometimes called “butterfly children.” Lots of activities we take for granted as easy routines in our daily lives are a struggle for them. Can you imagine a day where your dressing up takes up to two hours and eating and drinking cause blisters in your mouth and throat? These kids have to deal with this kind of pain every single day. Besides, they are under extra risk to develop skin cancer later in life and their life expectancy is not very long. Sohana’s parents Sharmila and James Collins founded Cure EB to raise awareness as well as funds for research to ultimately have a cure for this terrible skin condition.
Here is what Sohana says about EB.
Continue reading Giving Tuesday – Nov 27, 2018
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 23, 2018
Need some gift ideas for that Damian Lewis fan in your life? We’ve got you covered this Black Friday through Cyber Monday and beyond. Visit our Merchandise Shoppe here – 11 new items added today!
A Slice of Heaven
by Rich Scinto | Patch, New Haven | November 19, 2018
On Sunday, November 18, Damian dined with his aunt and uncle at Pepe’s Pizzeria in New Haven, Connecticut. According to Patch.com, they enjoyed a margherita pie, quattro formaggi and a sausage and peppers pizza. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana was founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe who was born in the town of Maiori on the Amalfi coast, southwest of Naples. He and his wife started making a simple and humble product from their homeland, “apizza” — they started off baking two types of pizza, one with tomatoes with grated cheese, garlic, oregano and olive oil and the other with anchovy. The Original Tomato Pie is still offered today.
To learn more about Damian’s cousins in Connecticut, visit Fan Fun with Damian Lewis here.
Ford Nation of Toronto
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | November 19, 2018
Rob Ford was no ordinary mayor. He was regularly involved in controversy from 2010 to 2014 as he ran the city of Toronto. Ford was, in particular, repeatedly videotaped and photographed while intoxicated in public, culminating in his being recorded smoking crack cocaine as reported by the Kevin Donovan and Robyn Doolittle of the Toronto Star. The Star won the Michener Award, one of the highest distinctions in Canadian journalism, for the investigative journalism.
“The Toronto Star exposed Ford’s public drunkenness, boorish behavior, abuses of his office, and existence of a video of him smoking crack cocaine accompanied by members of drug gang. The Star did not waver as the mayor countered every story with vehement denials and attacks.”
And the police investigation the scandal triggered resulted in Ford losing most of his mayoral powers in a quite undignified way. Continue reading Damian Lewis in Run This Town: A First Look – Nov 19, 2018
The King of Cool
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | November 12, 2018
“Quentin’s film is going to blow people away.” – Damian Lewis on Britannia Awards Red Carpet
Well, some dreams come true and we have been living the dream since we got word late April that Damian Lewis would play the iconic Hollywood actor Steve McQueen in Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!
As our long-time readers know, we have been rooting for Damian to play Steve McQueen for more than three years now. JaniaJania wrote this article about why Damian Lewis should play Steve McQueen when we got word back in 2015 that a Steve McQueen biopic was in works. And she also tweeted a question to be asked to Damian at NY Times Talks in 2016 about whether he would consider playing McQueen.
Continue reading Damian Lewis in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A First Look – Nov 12, 2018